High Fashion, College Wallet Special: Oscars

With the Oscars quickly approaching, it is always fun to look back on some of the best looks from past years. 2011 had quite a few stunning red carpet looks, but actress Mila Kunis’ lilac lace Elie Saab gown was certainly one of the most striking. Romantic and glamorous, this fresh look was absolutely stunning, and with a few changes it can be made into an equally glam everyday ensemble. A key element to this outfit is color and fabric. To emulate this ensemble, Tobi.com has a “Cross My Lace Back Top” ($22) that combines this fantastic shade of lilac … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet Special: Oscars

High Fashion, College Wallet: Helmut Lang

The Helmut Lang Autumn/Winter 2014 show at New York Fashion Week this month delivered as expected, featuring monochrome outfits in dark colors, as well as showcasing styles in cherry reds and with abstract patterns. Created by Austrian designer Helmut Lang in 1986, the Helmut Lang brand exists today under the ownership of Japan’s Link Theory — known for its monochromatic, minimalist designs, typically drawing inspiration from a palette of white, black and brown — after its acquisition by Prada. A standout piece in the 2014 collection included an oversized black mohair sweater coat paired with a knee-length black and white … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Helmut Lang

Fur, Faux and a Middle Ground: All Things Considered

In the days following the Fall/Winter 2014 season of New York Fashion Week, press outlets and fans alike noticed a strong resurgence in fur and animal skins on the catwalks. From ombré-dyed bomber jackets at Marc Jacobs to thick furry frocks in neutral tones at Michael Kors, it seems as though fur is back to its spot as one of fashion’s most coveted materials. That being said, perhaps the time has come for designers to ditch the fur and leather for chic alternatives. But can it really be done across the entire industry, and should it? I am not so … Continue reading Fur, Faux and a Middle Ground: All Things Considered

High Fashion, College Wallet: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs always offers a rather daring and fun view of fashion, especially for its Spring 2014 Collection. This season, the designer chose to specifically highlight color and texture. With pops of both hot and pastel pinks, deep and light teals and striking white and black, the collection embodied the essence of spring while staying edgy and glamorous. One of the most coveted looks paired a simple white long sleeve shirt underneath an adorable rainbow sequined shift dress. This simple combination looked striking on the runway and truly made a statement. Paired with a metallic navy blue sneaker, the color and shimmer of the sequins … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Behind the Lens: New York Fashion Week

Asia Fashion Collection The second that I opened the door of that big white tent, I knew it was the beginning of a very special night. A woman signed me in and gave me a backstage pass and as I made my way to the makeup and hair room, my eyes landed on a blonde model having her hair and makeup done. The lighting fell on her face in such a way that made her skin glow. I dropped my coat and bag on a table and got to work. I snapped photos of models and their partially-finished updos and … Continue reading Behind the Lens: New York Fashion Week